Linda Brown, 76, whose father objected when she was not allowed to attend an all-white school in her neighborhood.
She came to symbolize one of the most transformative court proceedings in American history, the school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, died in Topeka, Kan.
Her death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka, which is handling her funeral arrangements.
He did not specify the cause.
It is Ms. Brown’s...